Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 71

Ah.. this is the lesson I refer to most frequently. Particularly the second paragraph. We think we know what will present happiness to us. We think we know what will make us feel safe and secure. We think we know PERIOD, and really we know nothing. The ego will tell us what it knows and […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 71

Morning, Not feeling particularly open today.  Not sure why.  Didn’t sleep well.  Scattered.  A little overwhelmed.  Tired.  Blah, blah, blah and on the ego goes with its awfulizing. I am feeling rather resistant to this lesson. Hmmm…it is because I sort of closely examined the aspects of my life that I have not surrendered: The […] Read More

Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 71

“The ego’s plan for salvation centers around holding grievances. It maintains that, if someone else spoke or acted differently, if some external circumstance or event were changed, you would be saved. Thus, the source of salvation is constantly perceived as outside yourself. Each grievance you hold is a declaration, and an assertion in which you […] Read More

Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 70

It means that nothing outside yourself can save you; nothing outside yourself can give you peace.  This is not to be taken lightly. It is true. It is a fact. Can you accept it now? You’ve searched long enough to find peace and salvation through the world –education, money, material possessions, relationships, ideologies, righteousness and […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 70

Morning, I enjoy the clouds’ metaphor that has been referenced the past two days. Clouds, for me, meaning/signifying problems, idols, etc., that are fueled by the guilt in my mind for having separated from God. I made them up and look outside of me for remedies. For example: Clothing that becomes me, that is flattering […] Read More

Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 70

“It may not, however, be clear to you why the recognition that guilt is in your own mind entails the realization that salvation is there as well. God would not have put the remedy for the sickness where it cannot help. That is the way your mind has worked, but hardly His. He wants you […] Read More

Thoughts with Gayle: Lesson 69

Morning, This is one powerhouse of a lesson, I believe.  I feel guided to share a few thoughts from Ken Wapnick from his book on the Workbook, if you find yourself not at all resonating with him as an author, by all means, stop reading, please. They are: “The content Jesus asks us to let […] Read More

Thoughts with Deb: Lesson 69

Grievances keep me in isolation and darkness. How can I see light if all I choose to see is my many judgments and criticisms? It’s always willingness that sets me free from the chains of judgment. I have been in a dungeon and now I can see the light. That image always comes to mind […] Read More

Thoughts with Mari: Lesson 69

“If you are doing the exercises properly, you will begin to feel a sense of being lifted up and carried ahead. Your little effort and small determination call on the power of the universe to help you, and God Himself will raise you from darkness into light. You are in accord with His Will. You […] Read More